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Playful Learning Lounge: Create with Loose Parts

Grab a shoe box and fill it with masking tape, craft supplies. bottle caps, foam, paper, recycling or anything you might find in your junk drawer at home or at school.

Prepare to unleash your creativity as you invent using your loose parts box.Learn a New Skill, Tips, and Tricks for creating with Loose PartsCreate and Make Time with your New SkillConnect and Discuss ideas for designing playful learning using Loose PartsEnter the No Tech – Low Tech – High Tech Playful Learning Challenge

Darcie Rankin started her professional career as an electrical engineer, but found her true passion was for working with students when she had a chance to go into schools to speak about science and engineering. She received her elementary teaching endorsement and Masters degree in Curriculum from St. Michael’s College. She has been learning alongside elementary students for the last eleven years and loves working with younger learners to engage them with hands-on activities. She strives to infuse her educational practice with student voice and choice as she encourages students to take risks, be creative, collaborate, play and have fun! She is currently a PreK – 8 STEAM educator at St. Albans City School in St. Albans, Vermont. Darcie is also a elementary level facilitator for Vermont and enjoys connecting coding and robotics with the elementary learning experience.


Design a Playful Learning Experience for

~End of Year Learning
~Summer Learning
~Back to School Engagemen

Stop by the Playful Learning Lounge Mondays& Thursdays 3:30 – 4:30PM

~Learn a new skills in 15 minutes or less

~Create and Make Something Fun during a 15 minute practice time

~Connect with others explore ideas for Designing Playful Learning

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